He stepped in to support his ex-wife after her engagement to A-Rod broke down, but friends say Marc Anthony is now concerned by how quickly J-Lo’s romance with Ben is moving. The Latin singer, 52, is said to be worried their twins could get upset if things don’t work out.
The source says, “Marc’s a bit worried, given Jen’s history of jumping into things quickly and how that might potentially upset the kids. They have been missing Alex, who was like a stepdad to them for nearly four years, so he’s anxious about them getting close to someone else too soon.”
When reports surfaced in March that J-Lo and Alex had split, the actress posted a snap of her FaceTiming her crying daughter Emme, who was being comforted by her dad. And now insiders say Marc has turned to his best friends Victoria Beckham, 47, and her husband David, 46, for support.
The pal adds, “Vic and David know Marc has an amicable co-parenting relationship with Jen, so agreed the best thing would be to mention his concerns openly and calmly.”
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Jen and Posh used to be good mates, with Jen even saying in 2011 “she’s my friend, because she can make me laugh so hard.” The foursome were often seen together, but they have seemingly drifted since J-Lo split from Marc in 2012. Afterwards, the singer diplomatically said, “I haven’t seen them [the Beckhams] in a while. They had little baby Harper. I wish them the best.
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Meanwhile, Posh and Becks have remained close to Marc, who is godfather to both their son Cruz, 16, and daughter Harper, nine. They were pictured holidaying together in late 2019, shortly before the pandemic hit, and Marc paid tribute to David on his last birthday, calling him his “brother” and “unique friend.”
A source says, “While Victoria and David never wanted to take sides in the split, it’s usually inevitable. It created a wedge between Jen and Posh, which grew deeper as time went on. David is one of Marc’s closest friends, so Jen knows Marc often confides in him and Vic about personal things, which of course could include his co-parenting with her. While she’s accepted it, she can’t help feel slightly hurt as she and Vic used to be so tight. It’s sad that someone close to her is now almost a stranger, yet a big support to her ex.”